While the banded brother mongoose family forages for food away from the den, they fail to notice that the pups are in danger. Lurking in the shadows are three rogue males from the rival group, the striped gang. Attracted by the scent of females in season, these three likely lads are hoping for a sneaky mating. It's a risky strategy, but with the banded brother males away and only two males on duty at the den, this could be their only chance to score. One of the rogue males takes his chance, coming dangerously close to the den entrance, but he's spotted and quickly chased away. However, when the guards return from the chase something is wrong. The pups are alone at the den and their female guardian has vanished! She's been lured away by the rogue striped males and she's clearly up to no good. Receptive females will often mate with males from other packs during territorial fights, but this is particularly brazen. As she moves closer to the den, the males of the family manage to usher her out of their rivals' grasp. Its now a staright fight between the males of the family. Teamwork enables them to see off these rogue males and protect both den and pups.

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Role Contributor
Camera OperatorRalph Bower
Camera OperatorMark MacEwen
Camera OperatorJohn Waters
Camera OperatorLuke Barnett
Camera AssistantHelen Johnson
ConsultantDr Michael Cant
NarratorDexter Fletcher
Production ManagerJanelle Backes
Production ManagerAnna McGill
ProducerColin Jackson
Executive ProducerWendy Darke
Assistant ProducerLouise Emerson
ComposerWill Slater

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